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Agra Fort, India – UNESCO world heritage site of Agra

 History of Agra Fort, India

The Red Fort is situated on the banks of Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is known as Red Fort because it is built of a kind of red sandstone. Within this Fort there lies some of the most superb architecture of the Mughal period; like the Moti Masjid, Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas (public and private audience halls) and Jahangir's Palace. In 1565 Agra fort was specially designed and built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Initially it was built as a military establishment but later on his successors made many additions to the main structure. Several Mahals, which were built afterwards, converted half of the structure into a magnificent palace. The fort is semi-circular shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. During the rule of Shah Jahan's, the red sandstone fort was transformed into a palace and widely repaired with marble and pietradura inlay.

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Timings to visit Agra Fort, India : Agra fort is opened all days from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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